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We ended up starting the day with a massive lie in. I didn't feel too bad about this though as it was all making up for lost sleep in the airport. When we did get out of bed we walked down to the Bay of Islands to grab a kayak. There we met the weirdest boat man ever. He was skinny, blonde, wearing a red hat and was completely off his head. He gave us a really good deal but when we told him we had no cash he gave us ...
... is just a five minute stroll along the road.
There are many stalls and sideshows, including the NZ Royal Navy Band. The wet weather and the crowds reminds us of Devon County Show!
We enjoy about 3 hours at the celebrations and then return to the hotel for a change of clothes.
In the afternoon we set off to visit the Glow Worm caves at ...
Alarm went off at 6 this morning, such an early start! Walked to bus stop and met some other people getting on the bus, when the bus turned up it was already pretty full! I had to sit at the back so I had a seat to myself... It was quite a long journey and the bus driver seems rather rude.. We stopped off for a break at sheep world and it was the best place ever!! We got to feed lambs and piglets and hold puppies, they where soo cute! I didn't want to leave ...
... or helicopter. Must be unbelievably tempting for the average billionaire - I could join him!! We approached the Island that Captain Cook landed on (unpronounceable name) and hovered in Cook's Bay studying the spot where history was made. In 1769 Captain James Cook sailed into the Bay on Endeavour and subsequently named it the Bay of Islands. We saw the sugar loaf hill he climbed to survey his surroundings and all was carefully documented in his ...
... The ride to Paihia was beautiful, the countryside looks very much like England . . and we saw alot of cows and sheep. There was one stop on the way at a coffee shop. When we arrived at the Bay of Islands it was beautiful going around the coast. As we went up another hill we saw Mark and Graham waving at the side of the road. Our first impressions of Paihia are that it's ...
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